New MBS item to help speed up IBS diagnosis

The stool test is one of several new items for screening, diagnosis and monitoring available to GPs from 1 November

GPs can now claim a new MBS item when ordering a faecal calprotectin test to rule out inflammatory bowel disease in under-50s.


From 1 November, doctors will also have access to Medicare rebates for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring to diagnose hypertension and point-of-care HbA1c tests to monitor patients with existing diabetes.

The funding for stool calprotectin screening, which may spare many patients